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Old 09-13-2009, 11:45 PM
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London has technicaly been Independant for Hundreds of years....but let me clarify what I mean

When Refering to London, I mean the City of London, which is only one square mile in size, and is almost completely devoid of residential living. Its almost completely business.

Secondly...if London is Independant..who runs it?

Well..it used to be The Lord Mayor of London. He controlled the docklands you see, and without the Docklands, the City of Westminster, couldnt function. That means, if the Monarch wanted to be a success, she had to have the Lord Mayor of London on her side. Queen Elizabeth the First did this by Granting him Independance

LMAO She gave him the city.

Thing is, now they have split up the role of Lord Mayor, into two. The Mayor of London, who runs the council for London, but he works for the Westminster Government, who are answerable to the Monarch. And the Lord Mayor of London...who is now completely ceremonial and has no political duites at all.

So...most English people dont realize the City is actually Independant, technically. The Queen is only ever made to wait by one person. Its still the Ceremonial Lord Mayor. He makes her wait for His permission to pass by what was originally Temple Bar (Temple Bar has now been moved) which was the city boundary between London and Westminster.

She must wait for him there before she can enter...and she must ask permission from the Dean and Chapter of Saint Paul's if she wishes to have a service take place there.

That is why the shield of the city of London, is the Saint George Cross...with a little Pearl Sword in the upper corner of the Shield...that sword represents Freedom of the City from the Monarch.

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Old 09-16-2009, 07:30 PM
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**** London
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Old 09-16-2009, 07:36 PM
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This is just proof that nothing interesting happens in England anymore.
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Old 09-16-2009, 07:42 PM
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This is just proof that nothing interesting happens in England anymore.
That was funny Nate.

Except for the fact it's being invaded by Sharia.
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Old 09-17-2009, 04:44 PM
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I remember checking out the Globe Theater a few years ago during my UK backpacking tour... and after the Great Fire of London in 1666 thatched roofs were outlawed in London... but as you stated, London is only that one square mile patch you mentioned. Funny how some laws/formalities slip through the cracks of time and are forgotten/over looked
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London sucks & so does the rest of Europe! America is awesome & has always been 1000x better than anything the UK has every managed to cobble together! The Queen is old & ugly!!!

(sorry to any other Englishmen/Europeans on the boards, I just wanted to lay this little time-bomb for Dave!)
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So this is what you do when I'm not around huh

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So this is what you do when I'm not around huh

YEAH, HE'S BACK!!!

Glad I could make your return so happy, Dave!!
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Old 10-03-2009, 05:30 PM
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YEAH, HE'S BACK!!!

Glad I could make your return so happy, Dave!!
Yes, Tiz I!!

You know my flight was one of the last Transatlantic flights out of The United States over England? apparently they were all grounded due to a flight control problem

We did have a lot of turbulance though
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Old 10-03-2009, 11:04 PM
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Wait.


London is one square mile?
What is all the other space that we would call "London"?
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